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Abstract

As is the case with most works of this nature, many people have contributed substantially to the data presented here. It is impossible to thank all of the students, professors, and professional geologists who have contributed so much. Some of the larger contributions are noted.

The Revolving Fund of the Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists made a most generous grant of money which supported the majority of illustrations of the Lower Tertiary Foraminifera. Mrs. M. B. Rowan and Dr. Virgil S. Mallory furnished much of the financial support to this project during its early phase. Additional monetary support was supplied by research funds of the Department of Paleontology of the University of California and by a fellowship in paleontology granted the writer by the Standard Oil Company of California for the year 1951–1952.

Dr. R. M. Kleinpell, of the Department of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley, supervised and directed the research of the writer while a student at Berkeley, and has been invaluable as a critic and friend. Dr. J. Wyatt Durham has contributed much stratigraphic and paleontological information of value.

Further indebtedness to Boris Laiming is felt by the writer not only for his directing attention to the Media Agua Creek section as a key sequence for study, but also for other assistance, encouragement, and information. Jack Bainton of the Standard Oil Company of California has assisted in the preparation of many hundreds of samples collected by the author, and by his critical

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